It could be worth up to $ 2million, make 2,875 sandwiches, and has been hailed a 'Picasso of the sea'... but Donna Pascoe wants to stuff her record-breaking tuna catch and hang it on her wall. The game fisherwoman battled for more than four hours the 411.6kg (64 stone) Pacific bluefin before finally reeling in the high-speed leviathan - thought to be the largest ever caught with a rod and line.
She hooked the fish - which is twice the size of a tuna sold at a Japanese auction last year for $1.09million - using a 60lb line near the Three Kings Islands off Cape Reinga of New Zealand.
The experienced angler first suspected something fishy was going on when her line began to tug.
'The line was peeling out like it was attached to a freight train,'
Propiedad de Paradise Lodge's clients experience another huge Yellowfin Tuna frenzy! aboard the TOP Cat here in the Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama! On May 11, 2012 while fishing 25 miles from the lodge here on Isla Paridas we came across a massive boil of Yellowfin Tunas, Porpoises, and birds desimating a bait ball of Blue Runners and Goggle Eyes. Hundreds of 50 to 100 pound Yellowfin Tunas jumping and feeding until the baitball is gone. Enjoy! Captain Shane Jarvis Propiedad de Paradise Lodge Isla Paridas, Panama http://www.FishPanamaToday.com Visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/panamafishing Fishing Reports & News from Isla Paridas at http://panamasportfishinglodge.blogspot.com/